It could be worth up to $ 2million, make 2,875 sandwiches, and has been hailed a 'Picasso of the sea'... but Donna Pascoe wants to stuff her record-breaking tuna catch and hang it on her wall. The game fisherwoman battled for more than four hours the 411.6kg (64 stone) Pacific bluefin before finally reeling in the high-speed leviathan - thought to be the largest ever caught with a rod and line.
She hooked the fish - which is twice the size of a tuna sold at a Japanese auction last year for $1.09million - using a 60lb line near the Three Kings Islands off Cape Reinga of New Zealand.
The experienced angler first suspected something fishy was going on when her line began to tug.
'The line was peeling out like it was attached to a freight train,'
Trolling for Tuna in the Hudson Canyon 08/11/2011. This is Glenn's yacht, and I was his guest on this trip. Glenn caught two Albacore Tuna and one Mahi-Mahi. His daughter Casey also caught two Albacore. I caught my first Yellowfin Tuna. ♫♪♫Susana de Oliveira and The Children of Zion ♫♪♫
On The Hook does some wicked tuna fishing on Stellwagon Bank and puts some of Daiwa's product line to the test! Hook up on the mighty Bluefin Tuna as Dave Sloan fishes live baits with Daiwa fishing reels in Mass Bay. See true Girl Power, the agony of defeat and the thrill of victory as Lauren fishes with David Sloan, Captain Chuck DiStefano and her dad, Pete Santini, for the mighty Bluefin Tuna!